Volleyball ranked No. 20 in final AVCA Regular Season Poll

Volleyball ranked No. 20 in final AVCA Regular Season Poll

By Tim Glon

AVCA Poll |

ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team is ranked No. 20 in the tenth and final regular season American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (27-5 overall, 8-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 380 points in the poll, which is 120 less than the 500 points they received last week when they were ranked No. 18.

ONU was ranked No. 22 in the preseason poll, was No. 25 in the first weekly poll and No. 22 in the third and fourth weekly polls, No. 17 in the fifth weekly poll, were No. 21 in weeks 6 and 7, were No. 20 in the eighth poll and were No. 18 in last week's poll.

Ohio Northern went 2-1 last week, defeating Marietta and Mount Union in the OAC Tournament before falling at Otterbein in the finals.

Colorado College remained in the top spot in the poll with 1,670 points and 63 first place votes, Calvin (Mich.) is second with 1,543 points and the remaining two first place votes and Wittenberg is third with 1,151 points

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday at 5:30 pm when they play DePauw (Ind.) in the First Round of the NCAA III Tournament at Otterbein.

A final AVCA poll will be released following the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 21.

AVCA Poll #10 - Nov. 7, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points 2017
Record
Last
Week
1. Colorado College (63) 1670 31-1 1
2. Calvin (Mich.) (2) 1543 26-3 3
3. Wittenberg 1515 22-2 4
4. Trinity (Tex.) 1434 27-7 5
5. Southwestern (Tex.) (2) 1379 29-5 2
6. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 1344 25-5 6
7. Emory (Ga.) 1119 27-6 7
8. Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 1097 32-0 10
9. Northwestern (Minn.) 1043 32-6 12
10. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 1027 29-4 9
11. Millikin (Ill.) 947 28-7 8
12. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 836 24-3 14
13. Washington (Mo.) 771 24-9 19
14. Illinois Wesleyan 754 22-7 11
15. Stevenson (Md.) 725 32-1 15
16. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 608 23-6 13
17. Carthage (Wis.) 496 25-8 24
18. MIT 445 28-2 21
19.  Juniata (Pa.) 412 23-8 22
20. Ohio Northern 380 27-5 18
21. Christopher Newport (Va.) 366 27-3 23
22. Saint Thomas (Minn.) 326 25-6 17
23. Chicago (Ill.) 312 23-8 20
24. Wisconsin-Whitewater 268 22-8 16
25. Otterbein 139 23-9 NR

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin-La Crosse 122; Concordia (WI.) 98; Aurora 79; Pacific Lutheran 73; Randolph-Macon 69; Wesleyan (CT) 65; Berry 55; Ithaca 38; Texas-Dallas 34; St Benedict (MN) 28; Tufts 25; Wisconsin-Eau Claire 19; La Verne 18; Stevens 16; DePauw 15; Scranton 14; Cornell (IA) 11; Wartburg 10; Wisconsin-Stevens Point 9; Augsburg 8.